The Dyckman Farm House
The Dyckman Farm House was built in 1784, and still remains, as a museum, on Broadway in northern Manhattan. Back in the day, this house was the focal point of a 250 acre farm. Over 100 years after it was built, 2 sisters, who were extended family members of the Dyckman’s, restored it and donated it to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
The house is located at the very busy corner of Broadway and 204th street. It’s size is dwarfed by city buildings, and it’s peacefulness interrupted by noisy traffic and the fast paced Manhattan life style. Visiting this unusual sight requires one to use their imagination to cleverly picture what this farm and homestead must have looked like in early Manhattan days.
This “museum” is easy to find since it is located on a main NYC thoroughfare, and totally worth the $1.oo donation requested for visiting.
Front of the house from Broadway
The back porch
Side/Front view of the house
The view of Broadway from the front yard